The middle section, which is the largest part of the book, covers all of the constellations by hitting the highlights of each and mapping them out for easy browsing. The final section wraps everything up by talking about that which is closest to us - the solar system. Of course DK has included an index and a bunch of handy back matter in the form of a glossary and star charts among other useful things. This is one book that any lover of the cosmos should consider acquiring. By Jomma on Dec 08, By Carmela Borrelli on Dec 07, Covers all aspects of stars. My daughter asked for this book for Christmas.
Ficco on Apr 18, My daughter received a telescope for her birthday and her love of the cosmos became as beautiful and bright as the stars.
This book was the perfect accompaniment for her telescope. Inside the pages are beautiful detailed and vividly colored photographs and graphics. The book is organized well and can be read straight through or you can go to the section that holds the most interest to you easily. It is a book she has returned to again and again, reading different chapters then using the computer to help her locate the stars she is interested in using her telescope.
This book is a great choice whether or not you have a telescope, good for all ages and covering many reading levels it is interesting and inspirational and gives a beautiful look at the night sky and beyond. By Someone on Nov 11, Overall it's a great book. It has a lot of beautiful pictures. It explains basic concepts of the stars, the universe, galaxies, solar systems, and other celestial bodies and concepts.
ISBN 10: 1465453407
It's so interesting that you can use this as story time before bed for your kids. Unfortunately unlike other DK books, I didn't enjoy this book as much. So the awesome portion of the book consists of only half of the book. The rest of it is about constellations. Now this wouldn't be as disappointing if the picture of the actual star took up the majority of the page, but instead it's the illustration of the constellation that makes up most of the page. It's not a deal breaker, but more of a personal preference.
You may have a different opinion. By Jbebe on Oct 27, This is a wonderful book for any young scientist or astronomer in your life!
THE STARS: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos
My 9-year-old loves reading and learning about things and he has very much enjoyed this and many other DK books. He often will turn to this book with questions about the stars and outer space. As with other DK books, this one is wonderful quality; it includes amazing graphics and maps and charts and so many visuals to help you learn. The book is large and looks great as a coffee table book.
By Mj on Apr 21, A really neat book. I bought it to learn more about the constellations, but it talks about the planets, the solar system, it's a great book about space. I like the graphics in it -- really helps you understand where were are in relation to the stars. Good spatial representations. Highly recommend. A must have visual guide for any amateur sky watcher, astronomer or hobbyist with a telescope or field glasses. By Captain Couth on May 03, The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos is a must have book for those who are interested in the night sky.
The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos by DK ()
Amateur astronomers and hobbyists will enjoy the great detail and informative look into the milky way. A large coffee book as well, it'll look nice upon your table for when friends come by and makes for an excellent conversation piece. Either with a telescope, field glasses a nice ocean, desert or mountainside, this book will open the celestial heavens like never before.
Add a Book Review. Author: DK. Publish Date: Oct 11, Weight: 4.
Product Description. Customer Book Reviews Five Stars. Ordered it as a Christmas gift. Was able to use its package to travel with us. Beautiful photographs. This will be a Christmas present. Love it! Beautiful book for the armchair astronomer. DK Books Deliver Again Stunning Photos and Write-Ups. Aim high and bring cookies. Gazing at the cosmos. My son will love! Incredible book and fabulous pictures. Beautiful stars!!! A beautiful look into space. The DK series of books are great.
Beautiful book about the galaxy. Awesome visuals. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. It was published by DK and has a total of pages in the book. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here. Natural History. The Vietnam War. Best Sellers. The Goldfinch. Buy from Amazon. Buy from Books-A-Million. Buy from IndieBound. The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes.
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